Conceived and directed by

Simon McBurney

Artistic and musical collaborator

Gerard McBurney

Conductor

Esa Pekka Salonen

Sound

Christopher Shutt, Gareth Fry

Lighting

Paul Anderson

Projection

Francis Laporte

Costume

Christina Cunningham

Research

Hannah Whitley

Cast

Antonio Gil Martinez, John Flax, Tamzin Griffin, Sophie Grimmer, Richard Katz, Simon McBurney, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Robert Tannion, Tom Ward, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Strange Poetry was formed as a collaboration between Complicite and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.  It explores Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique in an expressionistic conjuration of the Romantic era and philosophical world of the composer, using light, video and physical performance.

Tour

2004

Los Angeles, Co- commissioned by the L.A. Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts